Elite League Speedway: Poole bring back Prem Pawlicki
Last Updated: 21/01/14 10:49pm
Przemyslaw Pawlicki: Back with Poole
Elite League champions Poole Pirates have confirmed the return of Polish ace Przemyslaw Pawlicki.
Pawlicki had a short-stint with the Pirates last season when he acted as cover for Darcy Ward, and he has now agreed to move for the full campaign.
22-yar-old Pawlicki's signing now means Poole have finalised their side for the new season.
"I am delighted Shamek is back," said Poole chief Matt Ford.
"I am also pleased to report that he is now fully fit after having an operation on his leg which has troubled him for some time.
"I think we all saw his potential during the relatively brief spell he had with us and I was aware of just how popular he was with our supporters.
"I believe with Shamek in better shame physically than before, I think his confidence could soar as a longer term Pirate.
"With Darcy, Magic Janowski and Shamek leading the side, I am feeling very positive that this is a Poole side that will grace the Elite League as reigning champs as one of the most entertaining and most talked about teams in the country."
Poole's full team for the new season will be Pawlicki, Darcy Ward, Maciej Janowski, Josh Grajczonek, Vaclav Milik, Kyle Newman and Lee Smart.
Meanwhile, Poole have confirmed that skipper Ward will be fit for the new season despite suffering a knee injury in the Troy Bayliss Classic event at Kurri Kurri at the weekend.
Poole team manager, Neil Middleditch, revealed: "Darcy has been in touch and said that he has hurt his knee but believes the damage is not too serious.
"He will probably need a couple of weeks rest but there is still a way to go before our season gets underway."